Well since I already admitted shoplifting from Woolworth's I might as well admit the pop bottles i turned in for the 2 or 5 cent deposit were not, strictly speaking, found in parks and roadsides...most of them came from a pop machine in the basement of a nearby hospital with a big rack along the side for empties....my friend Ken Fuller ( a gentile, if you must know....leading an innocent Jew down the path of crime, of course), and I figured out that when no one was watching we could walk off with all the deposit bottles and convey them to the nearby grocery store for cold, hard cash....not a thought for the poor machine operator and his starving children.....maybe it was karma that found me investing some of this ill gotten bhunda in a Monkees rip-off album.
Brilliant story. I'm surprised you're not President or The Ruler of The Queen's Navy with a background like that.
And who comes here to wish me well? A sweetly-scented angel fell, She laid her head upon my disbelief, And bathed me with her ever-smile.
AAAAAAAAAARGHHHH....I bought that album...with very, very hard earned pop-bottle deposit money...convinced i had found a good deal...it cost $1.99 at the local 7-11 store and the real Monkeee's second album cost $3.99 at the record store. Took it home IT WASN'T THE MONKEES...just a crappy band doing covers of Monkee songs from the first two albums and the TV show. The 7-11 would not give me my money back and I'm still MAD.
Oh dear! I think we've all been there. Can anyone remember the Embassy records at Woolworths? Some of the cover artists weren't too bad while others were awful.
Only ever bought a couple because the father of one of my friends played on them. He never received much in royalties and became a plumber and decorator.
Now that's rock 'n' roll.
And the slightly preposterous, over-the-top idea that you can cram 8,040 years of history into 52 minutes, why mess about? Get on with it – do something challenging.
Dont know - it's not in my collection ;D I think they were on the same record label, Tavern, as other cover bands of that ilk like the more succcessful Barron Knights. Music that you had to sit and listen to with your parents on 60's "Entertainment" shows... No wonder we rebelled
Aqualung1989: Beautiful country by the way, can't wait to go back
Dec 12, 2014 23:54:38 GMT
nonrabbit: Whereabouts in Ireland were you Aqua89? I live in the north - Co Fermanagh. Ireland great place to visit helluva boring to live in all year round
Dec 13, 2014 11:44:13 GMT
steelmonkey: Best XXX movie name ever in Tull title: Back Door Angels. Also rans: Rosa on the Factory Floor, Jump Start, Kissing Willie, Saturation, Raising Steam, Confession and Lap of Luxury.
Dec 13, 2014 16:16:26 GMT
nonrabbit: There is no sexual references or innuendos in the works of Ian Anderson - it's much much deeper.
Dec 14, 2014 10:57:24 GMT
JTull 007: Although some have suggested that "Roll Your Own" has a hidden meaning for self gratification...
Dec 14, 2014 16:15:31 GMT
stevep: Ian Anderson has said that is what "Roll your own" is about..
Dec 14, 2014 17:02:56 GMT
Dec 14, 2014 17:04:57 GMT
nonrabbit: Was I being too subtle with my last post?
Dec 14, 2014 19:17:14 GMT
futureshock: nonrabbit, do you mean that Mr. Anderson is not referencing sex in song lyrics but perhaps something more core, like puking? So raising steam into the lap of luxury is all about the launch of a good chundering?
Dec 14, 2014 21:13:50 GMT
steelmonkey: Mr A's puke portfolio would include: Move on Alone. Locomotive Breath, Give Till it Hurts and Heavy Water.
Dec 15, 2014 0:39:09 GMT
nonrabbit: Re the above two posts - precisely!
Dec 15, 2014 9:28:53 GMT
JTull 007: "Give Till It Hurts" ? That short but sweet little ditty for T.V. Evangelism? "Heeeaaalll"
Dec 15, 2014 14:26:55 GMT